Divorce in Sarasota, Florida

Divorce is a big step.  One of the biggest fears about divorce is the "unknown." Will I get to see my kids? Will I be able to move? What will happen to my finances? How much will it cost?

Knowledge is the best way to fight the fear of the unknown. My goal with this website is to provide you with important information about divorce in Florida.

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Your Sarasota Divorce Case

Quick Summary – The Most Important Things You Need to Know The following is my top 10 things you need to know at the start of your divorce case in Sarasota, Florida: 1.  Talk to a Sarasota divorce lawyer about the facts of

Divorce Litigation Guide

A detailed litigation guide for divorce cases is Sarasota, Florida.

Florida Family Law Forms

Florida Family Law Forms are available to people who represent themselves in Florida family law cases.  These forms are approved by the Florida Supreme Court, and available at the following link: Florida State Courts System’s Self-Help Center Self Represented Help

Free eBook – 10 Things to Do Before You File for Divorce

My in depth eBook on the 10 things to do before you file for divorce in Florida.

The Family Home

Dividing the Family Home in Your Florida Divorce Case For most couples the family home is their single most valuable asset.  More importantly, the home is a personal refuge  – a  place where you go to spend time with family and

Collaborative Divorce

Find out why a Collaborative Divorce may be the best way to save your financial and emotional resources.

Divorce FAQS

What are the grounds for divorce in Florida?

Florida is a “no-fault” state.  The only claim that needs to be made to request a divorce is that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” *    In fact, the court may dismiss your case if you incorrectly claim grounds like “adultery,”

How fast can I get a divorce in Florida?

A Florida divorce can be finalized on the 21 day. Under Section 61.19 Florida Statutes, “no final judgment of dissolution of marriage may be entered until at least 20 days have elapsed from the date of filing the original petition

At what age can a child choose which parent to live with?

At what age can a child choose which parent to live with?

Does it matter how marital assets and liabilities are titled?

In a Florida Divorce Does It Matter How Marital Assets and Liabilities Are Titled? The short answer is no.*   Under Florida law, assets acquired during the marriage by either spouse, whether individually or jointly, are “marital.”   (Unless an

How do I get an annulment of marriage in Florida?

I often meet with folks who want to get an annulment of marriage rather than a divorce.  Annulments in Florida are rare, because you have to demonstrate a reason that prevented you and your spouse from entering into a valid